In Conversation: Goshka Macuga with Peter Eleey and Bartholomew, 2011

While in residence at the Walker Art Center during 2010–2011, Goshka Macuga spent considerable time in the archives, with the collection, in discussion with staff, and immersed herself in the city and beyond—experiences that informed the many stages leading up to her first solo exhibition in the United States, “Goshka Macuga: It Broke from Within.” The London-based Polish artist delves into the Walker's past, foregrounding the institution's early link to the lumber business in which its founder flourished while considering the forest as a metaphor for American democracy and freedom. In conversation with curators Peter Eleey and Bartholomew Ryan, Macuga discusses the project's concept, materials, and the intricate process of its becoming.